The Bungling of Benghazi
The Implications of Panetta and Dempsey's Testimony
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
The Chris Plante Show
February 8, 2013
Matthew RJ Brodsky discusses the implications of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey's February 7 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Chris Plante Show. Along with JD Hayworth, Brodsky describes how the response to the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya "was a cover-up and a complete failure across the board" at the highest levels of the Obama administration. He also compares their testimony to that of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's on January 23 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and questions why Panetta and Clinton did not speak with each other during the 7-hour attack. Brodsky explains that despite Panetta's contention that they had no specific intelligence regarding an attack on the Benghazi consulate, there was more than enough warnings including Ambassador Stevens' cables a month earlier that said the security situation was inadequate. "Very clearly we know from Panetta and Dempsey yesterday that they were very much aware it was an attack and they knew that in the meeting with the President."